GBP/USD Price Analysis: Clings to gains below 1.3800, lacks follow-through

  • GBP/USD gained traction for the second consecutive session on Tuesday.
  • A modest USD strength seemed to cap the upside amid fresh Brexit jitters.
  • Bears need to wait for a sustained break below ascending channel support.

The GBP/USD pair gained traction for the second consecutive session on Tuesday and climbed to 1.3800 neighbourhood during the early European session, albeit lacked follow-through. The uptick could be solely attributed to some cross-driven strength stemming from a fresh leg down in the EUR/GBP cross. That said, a modest US dollar strength kept a lid on any further gains for the major amid fresh Brexit jitters.

From a technical perspective, the GBP/USD pair has been showing some resilience near the 200-hour SMA. This is closely followed by the lower boundary of an ascending channel extending from the vicinity of the 1.3400 mark, or September swing lows. The latter, currently around mid-1.3700s, should now act as a key pivotal point for short-term traders. A convincing break below will set the stage for an extension of the recent rejection slide from the very important 200-day SMA.

GBP/USD 1-hour chart


The GBP/USD pair might then accelerate the corrective decline towards testing the 1.3700 round-figure mark. The next relevant support is pegged near the 1.3675-70 horizontal zone, which if broken decisively would turn the pair vulnerable. Meanwhile, technical indicators on the daily chart – though have been losing positive traction – are still holding comfortably in the bullish territory. This, in turn, warrants caution before placing aggressive bearish bets around the GBP/USD pair.

On the flip side, any meaningful positive move beyond the 1.3800 mark might continue to confront stiff resistance near the 1.3830-35 confluence region. This comprises 200-day SMA and a downward sloping trend-line extending from late July. Some follow-through buying has the potential to lift the GBP/USD pair further towards challenging the trend-channel hurdle, currently around the 1.3885 region. A sustained strength beyond will be seen as a fresh trigger for bullish traders.

GBP/USD daily chart


Technical levels to watch


Today last price 1.3784
Today Daily Change 0.0016
Today Daily Change % 0.12
Today daily open 1.3768
Daily SMA20 1.3648
Daily SMA50 1.3711
Daily SMA100 1.3796
Daily SMA200 1.3851
Previous Daily High 1.3792
Previous Daily Low 1.3742
Previous Weekly High 1.3834
Previous Weekly Low 1.3709
Previous Monthly High 1.3913
Previous Monthly Low 1.3412
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.3773
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.3761
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.3743
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.3717
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.3693
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.3793
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.3817
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.3843



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